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COVID-19 Updates

Mason is monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19, following guidelines from the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health, and posting regular updates on this page.

Update: June 24, 2020 - Safe Return to Campus

Mason will start the fall semester as scheduled on Monday, August 24, with a mix of in-person instruction and expanded online classes. Please visit this resource guide to help plan activities and understand changes brought to our university in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update: June 12, 2020 - Town Hall

This week, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that the Safer at Home order has been lifted and that Northern Virginia is entering Phase 2 of the state’s reopening today, Friday, June 12. He has also issued guidance for the re-opening of higher education campuses this fall. President Holton will host a town hall meeting from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on June 24 with university leaders so Mason can offer clear answers to the many questions people have. Learn more and submit your questions in advance.

Update: June 8, 2020 - Performing Arts Centers

After much careful consideration in coordination with George Mason University, the Center for the Arts and the Hylton Performing Arts Center made the difficult decision to suspend their presentations of traditional, live, professional performances inside their spaces through the end of 2020. Find out more at Center for the Arts and Hylton Performing Arts Center.

Update: June 4, 2020 - 2020 Fall Semester

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is closely monitoring all university decisions regarding the fall semester. We are already working behind the scenes on coursework options for the fall so that we can provide excellent educational experiences across our College within the guidelines provided by Mason for the fall semester. Our main concern has always been and will remain the continued success of our students through engaging and impactful learning. 

Read Mason's potential options for the fall semester.

Take a virtual tour of our learning, exhibiting, and performing spaces. 

For additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

Update: April 17, 2020 - Performances

All performances at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University and all other venues managed by the College of Visual and Performing Arts through August 8, 2020 are cancelled. The Ticket Office is closed for in person and phone transactions but can be reached through this online form.

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